East German Military Surplus Helmet

East German Steel Helmet

The East German Steel Helmet is one of the most recognizable and iconic helmets of the Cold War. Worn extensively by the special national police in East Germany, this helmet was commonly seen at the Berlin Wall being worn by East German guards.

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Description / East German Steel Helmet

The East German Steel Helmet is an authentic East German military helmet. When East Germany collapsed and German unification was started, all of the relics from the Cold War became undesired to be worn by security services. These helmets were easily one of the most identifiable articles with the East German guards who patrolled the Berlin Wall daily and unfortunately shot and killed many East Germans who attempted to cross into the West. Once unification came, all existing unissued helmets were put into storage until they were later sold as surplus.

Now that the Cold War is long over, relics like these Vopo helmets are becoming more rare every day. Once there were mountains of authentic East German surplus and today there are tiny pockets available. With these helmets being easily identified with this turbulent period for Germany, they are going to become more and more collectible as the years go by. Today you can not only find unissued condition helmets but at a great price. In the coming years the demand will continue to increase with supply fixed so prices will rise.

  • Authentic East German Steel Helmet
  • From the Cold War Era
  • All Original - No Reproduction Parts
  • Made from Steel

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Customer Reviews

Nice piece of history...
Review by Dirk
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As the others have noted, this helmet looked brand new and unissued. Would look great with any display of military items.
A Great Deal!
Review by Bingo Bongo
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Received mine yesterday as a birthday gift. Brand new condition with authentic markings to prove it is the real deal. Love it!
Mine is perfect
Review by SinoSoviet
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Mine came on Friday and is perfect. I was a little suspect that this was a reproduction...it is in that good of condition...until I found the correct makers mark which is 100% identical to the one on my other 1956 that I bought personally in Berlin while in the Army.
Great looking helmet
Review by Super Chuck
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I doubt the one I bought was ever worn. No sign of sweat stains, and the finish on the helmet was 100%. A+++ deal at under $20

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